April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sabre rattling

Civil War reenactors stage a battle during last weekend’s reenactment on the Long Ranch in Mariposa. More...

Cann runs Boston Marathon

Alex Cann was a standout athlete at Mariposa County High School, excelling in volleyball. She went on to play college volleyball at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, and now has taken her athletic accomplishments to another level.  More...

Local News

Kickin’ it for fitness

The littlest member of the Mariposa Martial Arts Academy kicked it up during the group’s presentation at the Fitness and Wellness Fair at the Mariposa Art Park on Saturday. More...

Gardening program continues this month

The Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association will continue the sustainable gardening program on Saturday, April 30, with the second of eight quarterly public workshops focusing on this theme.  More...

VFW forms Ladies’ Auxiliary program

In many places around the world today, America’s men and women are fighting to preserve freedom and helping others who also want to live in a free country. More...

Letters

Questions supervisor

On March 22, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors agenda contained an issue requesting installation of three speed humps on Foresta Road in El Portal that required a yes or no vote. More...

Jefferson Award winner

Editor’s Note: The following is the 2011 Mariposa Democratic Club winning essay in the Thomas Jefferson Award Program.   More...

Political Pulpit

Looking for hope

I am a fourth generation Californian with a family history of public service. I have farmed the Central Valley of California my entire life. I was raised with conservative values by parents who believed in California. More...

Milestones

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THE WARRIORS

Mariposa Youth Basketball has completed its fourth season. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who made this year a success.  More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,   I have chronic muscle pain associated with tendonitis. I just read an article on trigger points and their relationship to my problem, but the article didn't address what kind of treatment was best for resolving the problem. More...

Cookin' in the Country

YOU SAY Tomato

Recipes fresh off the vine

here’s nothing like a juicy, ripe tomato to wake up a recipe and put a smile on your face. And tomatoes’ versatility means that you can enjoy them in a wide range of dishes that make friends and family smile, too.   More...

Sports

Smokin’ bats lift Mariposa into league lead

Monday afternoon’s 9-2 Southern Athletic League win over Waterford’s Wildcats, coupled with last week’s 14- 0 thrashing of Denair and 15-5 blitz of Ripon Christian, vaulted the Grizzlies into the league lead.  More...

Soccer squad ties Reds, 3-3

Tuesday afternoon Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer team rallied in the second half to post a 3-3 tie with Gustine’s Reds, keeping the Lady Grizzlies on top of the Southern Athletic League standings.  More...

Bubble bursts: Lady Grizzlies fall from unbeaten ranks, 4-0

Mariposa varsity softball coach Mike Brocchini thinks the tough three games per week schedule is catching up with his charges.  “This is the third week we’ve played three games, and the girls are running out of steam,” Brocchin More...

Board will look at other schools for consolidation

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:25PM - Following last week’s Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, the board set a study session for April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Mariposa Elementary School. More...

Officials brace for worst budget year ever

Mariposa County is facing its worst-ever budget year, according to information presented at Tuesday’s board of supervisors’ meeting.  More...

Nelson concert still ‘tentative’ says promoter

It’s difficult to imagine that country music legend Willie Nelson could only draw a crowd of 2,499 fans, but that will be the limit allowed under a public assemblage permit for the scheduled June 26 music festival that’s part of Nelson&rs More...

LOCAL ECONOMY

County is among hardest hit by $4-plus gas

David Givens is an optimist. When you fill up your gas tank five days a week, you have to be.  More...

For the Record

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to county-wide incidents.  Monday, April 11 through Sunday, April 17  EMS: 12  Fire: 2  Public assist: 4  Vehicle collision: 0  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 11: •There were 20 cows out on Pine Street. •A mountain lion was seen on Dogtown Road. •There was a bat issue on Italian Creek Road. •A dog attack was reported on Dogtown Road.  More...

North County

LDP Rattlers host fashion revue show

The Don Pedro Rattler 4-H group hosted “In The Country” Mariposa County 4-H fashion revue and style show at the Lake Don Pedro Elementary gymnasium on Saturday, April 9.  More...

Coulterville plans for Easter Egg hunt

Games, prizes and lots and lots of colorful eggs await discovery on Easter Sunday, April 24. The fun gets started at 11 am in the Coulterville Park.  More...

Plans for Coyote Howl continue

The 26th Coyote Howl and car show will take place on Saturday, May 21. More...

Datebook

Friday, April 22

Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Saturday, April 23

Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Sunday, April 24

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Allen ‘Chip’ Helgeson, Jr.

Allen K. “Chip” Helgeson, Jr., beloved son, father, brother and friend, passed away on April 13.  Chip came to Mariposa in 1979, quickly making friends wherever he went. More...

Ernestine Reynolds

Ernestine Reynolds, 60, of Mariposa passed away u-expectedly at Mercy Medical Center. Ernestine was born in Merced to Chester and Effie Grissom. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Sierra Lifestyles

Erickson family hosts cowboy photo workshop

The dates are set for July 16 and 17 and August 13 and 14, for part of a series of photo workshops that will feature unprecedented opportunities for photographers of all levels to get up close to real working cowboys as they move horses and rope catt More...

Health

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTES

Contributed by Dr. Charles Mosher Mariposa County Public Health Officer   “Dr. Mosher, you need to listen in on this meeting,” a soft-spoken employee of the Federal EPA told me. More...

Inside Education

MES students get afterschool art class

The Mariposa Elementary School Parent Club, in conjunction with the Mariposa County Arts Council, is sponsoring after school art classes for MES students in grades kindergarten through six on Monday afternoons. More...

New sandbox donated at Acorn

Acorn Cooperative Preschool students enjoy a new sandbox donated by several Acorn families. More...

Woodland students recognized for reading

Woodland Elementary Students were recognized for participating in the second annual Read-AThon in March. Sierra Telephone and the Mariposa County Fire Department sponsored the reading program. More...

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